Children & Parenting · Grieving · Poetry · Singleness · Women

A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms

It sprang on me suddenly – This unexpected ache for Little arms twined about my neck And a sweet, childish voice calling me Mama.   It came to me from that dream – That rush of love and peace From wrapping a small one In my arms – His unexpected affection Melting away the ever-present… Continue reading A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms

Children & Parenting · Whispers of Faith · Women

Should Mamas Stay Home with their Babies?

Earlier this month I shared a section from a seminar I did on feminism a few years ago (Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?). To answer another controversial question – should mamas stay home with their babies? – here’s the next section from that seminar.   What Adds Real… Continue reading Should Mamas Stay Home with their Babies?

Identity · Whispers of Faith · Women

Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?

(Much of this content first appeared in a seminar I gave in spring 2018 entitled “Redeemed Womanhood: An Alternative to Cultural Feminism.”) I think all of us – men and women – go through some kind of “identity crisis” in our lives. Maybe “crisis” is too strong of a descriptor, but certainly some kind of… Continue reading Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?

Identity · Whispers of Faith · Women

Why I’m Not a Feminist – But Why I Think Femininity is Worth Fighting For

(Much of this content first appeared in a seminar I gave in spring 2018 entitled “Redeemed Womanhood: An Alternative to Cultural Feminism.”) I am a woman. I am a woman who loves teaching. I am a woman who loves leadership. I am a woman who loves public speaking and sharing her thoughts and ideas. I… Continue reading Why I’m Not a Feminist – But Why I Think Femininity is Worth Fighting For

Dating · Men · Singleness · Women

Lie #6: “Staying Friends” is Always the Most Noble Thing to Do

A few summers ago I finished writing a book about singleness – how to walk through its dark stages and how to maximize it in its purposeful stages. I’m currently working on revising and editing it, and as I worked through this section tonight, I thought I’d share it with you all on the blog.… Continue reading Lie #6: “Staying Friends” is Always the Most Noble Thing to Do